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ve been some of the shifts for offensive and defensive weapons had not the issues at stake been human life. Antiquated smooth-bore cannon, mounted on the front wheels of ordinary farm wagons, drawn by mules with plow harness on, moved to oppose the latest rifled columbiads and Parrott guns of Goldsborough's fleet. A regiment armed with squirrel rifles and fowling-pieces, and carving knives in place of bayonets, was transported to Roanoke island to engage the admirably equipped soldiers of Burnside. The catalogue of the names of Lynch's fleet in Albemarle sound—the Seabird, Ellis, Beaufort, Curlew, Raleigh, Fanny and Forrest—sounds imposing enough even now when we remember that with fewer vessels Dewey fought at Manila; but when we recall that the flagship was a wooden side-wheeler, carrying only two guns and one of them a smooth-bore; that the other members of the squadron were canal tugboats, carrying one gun each; that the gunners were raw details from raw infantry; that the flee
upon the North Carolina coast with the famous Burnside expedition. This expedition was supplied with two regiments, to oppose, as best he might, Burnside with nearly 15,000 men. At New Bern the gifteittle Confederate force awaited the coming of Burnside's flotilla. As General Wise was away at Nagshis battle of heavy guns was in progress, General Burnside landed his infantry at Ashby's Point, abo under his command, so on the approach of General Burnside with his land and naval forces, all fortiicult to get accurately the Federal numbers. Burnside had thirteen regiments engaged. These were nments as low as 614. On the 31st of January, Burnside reported present for duty, 12,829. It is har what they had done that their commander, General Burnside, issued a congratulatory order to their tll how many guns Macon had; Hawkins says, 64; Burnside, 54; and the Tenth Regiment History, 44. Col.rtillery and one company of the Fortieth. General Burnside sent General Parke with his division, to [6 more...]
lan was fully made known to the governor of North Carolina. In brief, the plan, as told me by my chief, was to concentrate everything that could be taken out of North Carolina and elsewhere against General McClellan's army, and crush it before Burnside could move from New Bern. . . . The governor was informed that the defense of his State would be an easy matter after the defeat of McClellan's army, and would not be overlooked. The governor and adjutant-general went into the plan heart and sond before the 1st of June, every one of them was armed and ready for service. The troops serving in the State were gradually and quietly withdrawn and sent to Virginia. . . . When the struggle commenced at Richmond, General Lee was fearful that Burnside would find out the defenseless condition of North Carolina and move forward. Every night he telegraphed, Any movement of the enemy in your front to-day? Organization of the Troops. At the close of the Seven Days battles only two regiments
ns now only the final stage of this day of slaughter. This was the attack of Burnside's corps, mainly directed by General Cox, as Burnside was in command of one of Burnside was in command of one of the wings. To make this attack, the corps thought it necessary to carry what has since been known as Burnside's bridge across the Antietam, held by two regiments andBurnside's bridge across the Antietam, held by two regiments and a part of a regiment from General Toombs' brigade. No more gallant deed was done that day than the defense of this bridge by those devoted Georgia regiments. The e' men stood manfully to their lines, but while his left baffled the efforts of Burnside's men, his right was overlapped and broken. At this crisis, A. P. Hill's divied the right of Gen. D. R. Jones. The strong battle concentrating against General Burnside seemed to spring from the earth as his march bore him further from the rivso gloriously helped to shatter the columns of his old New Bern adversary, General Burnside, he fell dead on the field. General Branch had achieved high honors in ci
General McClellan had been displaced by the Federal authorities on the 8th of November, and General Burnside appointed to succeed him as commander in the field. The new leader, yielding to public pressure for some success before the year closed, prepared to attack Lee in his chosen position. Burnside had organized his army into three grand divisions, under Sumner, Hooker and Franklin. The firstlery. Two division commanders and six brigade commanders were also from the same State. General Burnside arranged to cross the river by pontoon bridges. Franklin's grand division was not opposed,ills. After Barksdale was withdrawn, the right grand division crossed on the pontoon bridges. Burnside ordered Franklin's grand division to attack the position held by Jackson. Reynolds' corps was ent to cover the retreat of Meade and Gibbon, and Franklin's grand division, nearly one-half of Burnside's army, did no more considerable fighting on that field. During the ensanguined battle on th
ellorsville Brandy Station Winchester-Berryville Jordan Springs Middleburg-Upperville-Fairfax. After the battle at Fredericksburg, General Lee's army went into winter quarters along the south side of the Rappahannock, and the Federal army made itself comfortable on the north side of the same river. It was a rigorous winter, and many of the Confederates suffered severely from lack of proper uniforms and shoes, and from want of proper food. In April, General Hooker, who had succeeded Burnside in command of the Federal army, began a demonstration against the Confederate front and right, and under cover of this movement, marched the Eleventh, Twelfth and Fifth corps up the Rappahannock, crossed at Kelly's ford, and concentrated at Chancellorsville on Thursday afternoon, the 30th of April. The Second corps crossed at United States ford, and the Third was ordered to follow by the same route. Four corps were thus massed on Lee's left flank, and a fifth was nearly in position, with
9 wounded and 143 missing. Captain Graham states that the loss in Cooke's brigade was about 1,080. The total Federal loss in this battle was 15,387. On the 7th, General Grant began to move his army toward Spottsylvania Court House. That night the race of the two armies for Spottsylvania began. Warren was pushed out of the way, and Lee's army occupied the coveted point. During the movements on the 7th, Ramseur's brigade was ordered to form on Daniel's right to prevent a movement that Burnside was making to cut off the Second corps. Ramseur reports: Moving at a double-quick, I arrived just in time to check a large flanking party of the enemy, and by strengthening and extending my skirmish line, I turned the enemy's line, and by a dashing charge with my skirmishers, under the gallant Maj. E. A. Osborne of the Fourth North Carolina regiment, drove not only the enemy's skirmishers, but his line of battle back, capturing some prisoners, and the knapsacks and shelter tents of an enti
e morning of the 16th was, he states, 10,000 men of all arms. Hancock and Smith were joined by Burnside's corps about noon on the 16th, making an aggregate force of over 53,000 men. Warren's corps, 1eld by Elliott's South Carolina brigade, which had Ransom's North Carolina brigade on its left, Burnside constructed a line of rifle-pits. Colonel Pleasants, a mining engineer, secured Burnside's appBurnside's approval of a plan to run a mine under the Elliott salient, blow it and its defenders in the air, attack by a heavy column in the confusion, and take the Confederate works. The mine was painstakingly exgth, 97 broad, and 30 deep. Johnson's Report. Potter's, Willcox's and Ferrero's divisions of Burnside's corps pushed after Ledlie, and then Ord was directed to join in the effort to break through tbut no success attended such assaults. The only result of this novel warfare undertaken by General Burnside was the loss of 3,500 lives on the Federal side. On the 16th of August, Hancock's corps
regiments. At New Bern, March 14, 1862, he was in his first battle, commanding the forces which disputed the advance of Burnside. Retiring to Kinston, he was ordered to Virginia and his brigade was attached to A. P. Hill's famous light division. Iy division actively engaged did not number over 2,000 men, and these, with the help of my splendid batteries, drove back Burnside's corps of 15,000 men. Soon after, as Hill and the three brigadiers were consulting, some sharpshooter sent a bullet inal report he stated that we failed to make timely efforts to maintain the ascendency on Pamlico sound, and thus admitted Burnside's fleet without a contest; we failed to put a proper force on Roanoke island, and thus lost the key to our interior coasthanks of Ewell and Lee upon the field. At first in reserve, he moved at double-quick on May 7th to meet the advance of Burnside, who sought to cut off the Second corps, and drove back the enemy's line of battle half a mile. On the night of the sam